Up to No Hood: Nissan recalls 323,000 Pathfinders for potential hood obstruction

Toronto, Ontario- The Nissan SUVs affected by the recall come from model years 2013 to 2016. The defect itself occurs due to the buildup of dust and dirt on the vehicle’s secondary hood latch system. This can result in the hood itself opening and blocking the driver’s view while operating the vehicle. While Nissan has […]

NACE releases early floor plan; exhibit spaces going fast

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North Richland Hills, Texas — February 10, 2016 — NACE is still months away, but excitement is clearly building. Fully two-thirds of the NACE | CARS 2016 show floor is already booked. Exhibitors have contracted for more than 40,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space for the 2016 Expo. This is more than 30 percent ahead […]

Industry organizations show support for NACE

NACE 2016 will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

North Richland Hills, Texas — February 8, 2016 — It’s a sign of the importance of the NACE | CARS 2016 conference and exposition that so many organizations choose to hold concurrent meetings. The list has just been released, and so far 12 different industry organizations have chose to align themselves with the annual conference.  NACE […]

IBIS 2016: Bradley Mewes to update on consolidation

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London, United Kingdom — February 8, 2016 — The line-up for the IBIS Global Summit 2016 is almost complete with more top-level presentations joining Google, Caliber, I-CAR and Autoglass. IBIS 2016 takes place May 23 to 25 at the Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona. Collision Repair magazine is the exclusive Canadian Media Partner of IBIS […]

Consolidation, connected cars and materials use will shape collision repair in 2016

2015 may be remembered as the year the auto industry got together with Silicon Valley. Projects like the Apple Titan grabbed a lot of headlines. Note that this is an artist's conception of what such a vehicle could look like, not an official concept from Apple.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — January 2, 2016 — What a remarkable year it’s been both in collision repair and the wider auto industry. Car sales rebounded to near record levels. The world learned Silicon Valley is coming to the transportation sector (or vice versa). Consolidation in the collision repair sector continued apace. First […]

Buzz building for NACE’s California debut

The Anaheim Convention Centre will host NACE 2016.

By Mike Davey Anaheim, California — December 29, 2015 — After last year’s event in Detroit, there’s no doubt that the NACE Conference & Expo remains North America’s premier event for collision repair professionals. More than 6,600 auto industry professionals attended the Expo in 2015, and 8,000-plus throughout Detroit attended NACE | CARS and related […]